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Nature through the Seasons

By: Adams, Richard; Hooper, Max

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1975

Seller ID: 2263102


Top edge of jacket very lightly rubbed, jacket faintly toned. Spine slightly cocked, boards slightly bowed, pages very faintly toned. 1975 Hard Cover. 108 pp. Illustrated by David A. Goddard. Describes the animals, birds, trees, and flowers that the amateur naturalist is likely to encounter in each season. View more info

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Birds of the Athenian Agora (Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Books, Number 22)

By: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Price: $2.00

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton: 1985

Seller ID: 1535011


Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1985 Stapled Binding. 31 pp. A study of the various birds represented in carvings of the period found by archaeologists. Photos throughout. The Ancient Agora of Athens (aka Forum of Athens in older texts) is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and is bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Colonus Agoraeus. View more info

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Selected Journals and Other Writings (Penguin Nature Classics)

By: Audubon, John James; Forkner, Ben

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195122


First printing. Edges rubbed, pages toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. xliii, 573 pp. The fist one-volume selection of non-ornithological writings from one of America's premier naturalists and painters. Gathered here are the fruits of his [Audubon's] literary talent: journals, letters, bird biographies, a memoir of his early years, and stories of the American frontier.... His enormous efforts resulted in the finest collection of American birds ever painted by a single individu... View more info

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Audubon, Early Drawings

By: Audubon, John James; Rhodes, Richard; Edwards, Scott V.; Morris, Leslie A.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208610


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2008 Large Hardcover. xxxv, 250 pp. In 1805, Jean Jacques Audubon was a twenty-year-old itinerant Frenchman of ignoble birth and indifferent education who had fled revolutionary violence in Haiti and then France to take refuge in frontier America. Ten years later, John James Audubon was an American citizen, entrepreneur, and family man whose fervent desire to “become acquainted with nature” had led him to reinvent himself... View more info

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The Birds of America

By: Audubon, John James; Vogt, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1946

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2266379


5th printing. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss and tears to corners, jacket spine toned, front jacket flap corners trimmed. 1946 Large Hardcover. xxvi, 435 pp. Numerous beautifully designed color plates reproduced from the elephant folio edition of Audubon's masterwork, the original printing of which is among the most valuable books ever sold.  John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologis... View more info

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The Avifauna of Micronesia, Its Origin, Evolution, and Distribution (University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History, Volume 3, No. 1, June 12, 1951)

By: Baker, Rollin H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Kansas: 1951

Seller ID: 2208490


Ink stamp on front wrapper, title page, and top page ridge; wrappers and spine lightly toned. 1951 Soft Cover. 359 pp. Volume 3, No. 1, June 12, 1951. Includes 16 figures in text. CONTENTS: Introduction; Description of Micronesia: Climate, Soils, Surface Water, Vegetation; Gazetteer of the Islands of Micronesia: Mariana Islands, Palau Islands, Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands; Ornithological Exploration in Micronesia; Check-List of the Birds of Micronesia; Discussion o... View more info

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Birds

By: Bateman, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205877


First edition. Minor wear to jacket corners, remainder mark on top page ridge. 2002 Large Hardcover. 176 pp. Internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has sketched and painted bird life in every corner of the globe. And a lifetime of observing an extraordinary range of species has given him a wealth of knowledge about bird habitats, behavior, and survival skills. Now, in this unique volume, Robert Bateman's newest paintings are combined with... View more info

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Birds of the Niagara Frontier Region: An Annotated Check-List (Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Volume 22)

By: Beardslee, Clark S.; Mitchell, Harold D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263679


First edition. Signed by Harold D. Mitchell with inscription, To Fred and Elsie Webb with my very best wishes. No jacket, ink note on second blank. 1965 Hard Cover. xix, 478 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Ornithological History of the Region: Observers, Previous Works; Territorial Outline and Life Zones: Territory Boundaries, Life Zones and Bird Distribution, Territorial Zonal Divisions--Sub-Carolinian Zone, Typical Alleghanian Zone, Sub-Canadian Zone; Territo... View more info

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The Migrant Waders

By: Bewick, MW; Johnston, Ella

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunlin Press: 2016

Seller ID: 2206021


A nice copy. 2016 Soft Cover. 154 pp .The Migrant Waders is a collection of illustration, evocative prose, poetry and reportage that follows the migration routes of wading and shore birds from the high arctic to the tropics. Taking in the histories of the people and places where the birds make their temporary homes, the book includes 21 ink and watercolour illustrations by Ella Johnston and contributions from nature and landscape writers, as well as leading ecologists an... View more info

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Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

By: Birkhead, Tim

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2012

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2195922


Light stain along bottom right edge of front board, pages lightly toned. Light stain along bottom right edge of jacket, top edge of jacket lightly rubbed. 2012 Hard Cover. xxii, 265 pp. Illustrations by Katrina van Grouw. Most people would love to be able to fly like a bird, but few of us are aware of the other sensations that make being a bird a gloriously unique experience. What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise?... View more info

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Bishop's Wildfowl: A Collection of Etching and Oil Painting Reproductions by Richard E. Bishop

By: Bishop, Richard E.; Prestrud, Earl; Williams, Russ

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Brown & Bigelow: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2262387


First edition, one of an unnumbered limitation. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Ink gift note on half-title page ('To Harold E. Pierson, Dear Harold, Your company at our third deer hunt dinner here at 'R' House has indeed been a pleasure. Lena and Bruce E. Renard, 11/30/49'), list of guests who attended the dinner on following blank. 1948 Full-Leather. 282 pp. A collection of color and black-and-white reproductions from Richard E. Bishop's painti... View more info

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Owls of the World: Their Evolution, Structure and Ecology

By: Burton, John A.; Rignall, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205901


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. Near fine. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1973 Large Hardcover. 216 pp. Illustrated by John Rignall. Since its first edition in 1874, this has become the standard work on owls that covers in a well-illustrated text such topics as anatomy, conservation, and species. View more info

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The Verb 'To Bird': Sightings of an Avid Birder

By: Cashwell, Peter

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Paul Dry Books: 2003

Seller ID: 2197489


Bottom front right corner bumped, address label on front endpaper, stain to page edges. 2003 Trade Paperback. x, 273 pp. [A] delightfully literary and eclectic memoir about the manifold joys of birding…Cashwell is a storyteller. A very literate, observant, insightful storyteller.—The Bloomsbury ReviewReading this book was the next best thing to wandering in the woods with Peter Cashwell hoping to add a rufous-capped warbler to my life list. No, it was better—I coul... View more info

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Pot Luck

By: Clark, Roland

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A.S. Barnes: 1945

Seller ID: 2144272


Boards faintly rubbed. 1945 Hard Cover. A collection of short stories revolving around duck hunting. Includes color plates by the author. View more info

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Hawks (Peterson Field Guides)

By: Clark, William S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 1987

Seller ID: 2269983


Initials on page ridge edges. 1987 Trade Paperback. Hawks and their kindred species present unique identification challenges to birders, and this introduction prepares the birder very well to tackle the task of identifying the raptors in a relatively easy and efficient manner. View more info

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City Cemeteries to Boreal Bogs: Where to Go Birding in Central New York

By: Crumb, Dorothy W.; Throckmorton, James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Onondaga Audubon Society: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1534951


First edition. Address label on front flyleaf. 1996 Large Softcover. 128 pp. CONTENTS: Cayuga County; Herkimer County; Madison County; Oneida County; Onondaga County; Oswego County; Three Areas Outside of the Oneida Lake Basin. View more info

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Songbird Carving, II

By: Daisey, Rosalyn Leach; Kurman, Sina Patricia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Schiffer: 1987

Seller ID: 2199398


Sticker to front paste-down endpaper, bookplate on front endpaper, pages lightly toned.Small stain to jacket front, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1987 Large Hardcover. 272 pp. Following the success of the first book about songbird carving, the authors revisit the subject with five new projects. Again, the carving techniques are exhaustively covered, illustrated with beautiful photographs and drawings. The songbirds include male and female northern cardinal, house sparrow,... View more info

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The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography

By: Devlin, John C.; Naismith, Grace; Richardson, Elliot

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Optimum Publishing Company Limited: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200496


First edition. Spine slightly cocked, pages lightly toned and foxed.Jacket toned, a few small stains to jacket. 1977 Hard Cover. xxi, 266 pp. Includes section of photographs, as well as paintings & illustrations by Roger Tory Peterson. From the Foreword: Roger Tory Peterson's field guides and the other books which bear his name have instructed millions of people in the richness of the natural world. If we were to single out his most important contribution, would it be th... View more info

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Bluebirds: Their Daily Lives and How to Attract and Raise Bluebirds

By: Dew, Tina and Curtis; Layton, R.B. (Reber)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Nature Books Publishers: 1986

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197506


Signed by two of the three authors (Tina and Curtis Dew), with inscription: To Jo, Happy Bluebirding! Tina & Curtis Dew. Sticker adhesive on front cover, light wear. 1986 Trade Paperback. ix, 212 pp. Follow the authors as they take you over their bluebird trails, month by month, throughout the year. Find out what bluebirds do, and how you can attract and raise bluebirds. View more info

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The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of Prey

By: Dunne, Pete

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2208561


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. Even people with little interest in birds will stop in their tracks at the sight of a hawk soaring overhead or a falcon perched on a window ledge. Birds of prey have an aura that few other creatures have. In the acclaimed Hawks in Flight, Pete Dunne showed what birds of prey look like. In The Wind Masters, he shows what it is like to be a bird of prey. He takes us inside the lives and minds of all thirty-four species of... View more info

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The Wading Birds of North America (North of Mexico)

By: Eckert, Allan W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1525161


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Jacket rubbed. 1981 Large Hardcover. 252 pp. 13 x 9 1/2. Illustrated endpapers. All the species and subspecies fully described and illustrated in color and black and white. View more info

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Birds in the Land of the Bible

By: Eshbol. Yossi; Paz, Uzi

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Palphot, Ltd.: 2004

Seller ID: 2205898


A fine copy. 2004 Soft Cover. 48 pp. One of Israel's foremost nature experts has teamed up with a leading nature photographer to produce Birds in the Land of the Bible, a superbly illustrated book on birds that can be found in Israel. Birds in the Land of the Bible contains detailed descriptions of their appearance and habits. A must for all birdwatchers and nature lovers. View more info

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The Birds of Paradise

By: Everett, Michael; Gould, John; Hart, W.; Keulemans, J.G.; Hayman, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205903


First edition. Spine slightly cocked, top page ridge lightly foxed. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned. 1978 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Illustrated with plates by John Gould, W. Hart and J.G. Keulemans and original paintings by Peter Hayman. Original paintings and photographs and classic nineteenth-century artwork embellish descriptions of the displays, dances, and nests of the exotically plumaged birds. View more info

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The Birds and Seasons of New England

By: Flagg, Wilson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1875

Seller ID: 2197508


No jacket. Boards rubbed, hinges slightly weakened, pages foxed & toned, address label on first blank, pencil underlining. 1875 Hard Cover. vi, 457 pp. Heliotype plates. Beautiful survey of each season & various common birds of New England. View more info

Audubon, The Second Century: Connecting People with Nature

By: Flicker, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: National Audubon Society: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1523313


First edition. No jacket - pictorial cover. Ink credits on title page.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 2002 Large Hardcover. 69 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Connecting with Nature; 2. Engaging People in Conversation; 3. Establishing a Network of Audubon Centers; 4. Building Strength Through Diversity; 5. Essential Features of an Audubon Center; 6. Putting It All Together: The 2020 Vision; Conclusion: Inspiring Future Conservation Leaders. View more info

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A Natural History of American Birds of Eastern and Central North America: Revised and Abridged with the Addition of More than One Hundred Species

By: Forbush, Edward Howe; May, John Bichard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1955

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2262772


Revised edition. Lacks jacket. 1 inch superficial split to front endpaper along hinge (binding strong). 1955 Large Hardcover. xxv, [3], 553, [1] pp. A vast handbook, with birds arranged by Order & with text accompanied by 97 lush color plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Allan Brooks, and Roger Tory Peterson. This edition adds more than one hundred species, with revisions by John Bichard May. View more info

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A Guide to Birding

By: Forshaw, Joseph

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Fog City Press: 2003

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2269235


Small ink mark to title page. 2003 Hard Cover. Contains information on birds, their habitat, feeding and seasonal changes. View more info

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The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

By: Gallagher, Tim

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208566


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2005 Hard Cover. What is it about the ivory-billed woodpecker? Why does this ghost of the southern swamps arouse such an obsessive level of passion in its devotees, who range from respected researchers to the flakiest Loch Ness monster fanatics and Elvis chasers?Since the early twentieth century, scientists have been trying their best to prove that the ivory-bill is extinct. But every time they think they've finally closed the door, th... View more info

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The Magnificent Chicken: Portraits of the Fairest Fowl

By: Glass, Ira; Velbel, Christa; Staples, Tamara

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2013

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263428


2nd printing of revised edition. 2013 Hard Cover. 131, [1] pp. With backyard chicken keeping and urban farming at an all-time high, the proudest of purebred poultry take center stage once again in this fully revised and expanded edition of the classic The Fairest Fowl, now retitled The Magnificent Chicken. Updated in hardcover with even more chickens and an enlarged resource section, this celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens s... View more info

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Woodcock Ways

By: Hall, Henry Marion

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1934188


First edition. Includes original jacket. Related article laid in. Jacket rubbed & lightly soiled. Quite a bit better condition than usually seen. Very good. 1946 Hard Cover. 84 pp. Includes color plates and black & white sketches. A study of the woodcock, which has also been known as the 'little whistler', 'big-eyes', 'owl snipe', timber doodle', etc. A nocturnal bird with strange migration habits, this species has been fascinating to bird enthusiasts since medieval time... View more info